I'm tempted to move back in order to move forward, to reflect on all that lead me to where I am today but I won't. I choose today to start afresh and not because something new and exciting has happened although on one level that is the case but because I actually don't have anything to rant and rave about, no strength of my own to boast in. And, upon reflection on the theme of this blog "His strength being made perfect", taken from 2 Corinthians 12:9, I choose to begin to embrace the Word of God in this particular section of Scripture in it's entirety : And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Please read 2 verses before and after if you need an idea of the context but for now, I will focus on my "gladly glorying in my infirmites, that the power of Christ may rest upon me".
For the most part, until now, I have used this blog in good times: after the fact. I've written about rough periods after having overcome or recovered from them. I've used it when writing was easy or "inspired"…I wouldn't say I have "gloried in my infirmities" too much. I am determined now to make it a little bit more so. In other words, I'll write when it's hard and I'm hurt or confused; I'll "take great pride or pleasure in" (https://www.google.com/search?q=glory+definition&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-jm&client=safari) sharing with you times when it seems I have nothing to be proud of and feel like I am the last person that could say "I have it all together".
I'm determined to stay true to the purpose for which this blog was started: to see God's strength and His power made perfect in my life as a person living with a mental illness.
I don't understand fully what that means but I know I want His power to rest upon me as it says in 2 Cor 12:9 so I take pride in meeting you here to discuss the ins and outs of having a mental illness as it pertains to my life and perhaps yours as well. All the while trusting that…
God's grace is sufficient for me and for you!